I am so relieved. We finally have Halloween costumes done! Thank goodness.
As the kids get older, Halloween gets to be more of a challenge. You can no longer grab a cute costume and toss it on them. It's 4 kids (can still toss one on the youngest) giving you specific instructions on what they want to be. My 5 year old has told me that he wanted to be a bad witch, Glenda the good witch from Wizard of Oz, a dragon, "a guy with blue hair", and "the thing that Alex is being at school". Who's Alex??? Oy. He wound up being a yellow Power Ranger. Just a side note, is you need a nice costume, check out your local Goodwill. I bought 3 costumes for $15..and they were all new in packages. Yay!
OK..let's get down to business. Coconut. Chocolate. Need I say more?
These bars remind me of Magic Cookie Bars, but, have more a crunch to them. This recipe also make a ton, A TON of bars. If you cut them into about 1"-2" bars, you get about 5 dozen of them Seriously! These are perfect for bake sales, potlucks and the upcoming holiday parties.
**Edited 3/2/13** The original post listed the butter as 1 stick. It is actually for 1 cup (2 sticks). So very sorry about the error everyone! **
Crunchy Coconut Chocolate Bars
Prep Time: 00:20
Cook Time: 00:15
Ingredients (Serves: 8-10)
- 1 cup (2 sticks), butter, softened
- 1/2 cup powdered milk
- 1-1/2 cup sugar
- 2 TBSP light corn syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp coconut flavor
- 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2-1/2 cups flour
- 2 cups unsweetened coconut
- 2 cups semi sweet chocolate
- 1 can (13 oz) sweetened condensed milk
- toasted coconut ( for garnish)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 18 x 13 baking sheet with non stick cooking spray.
In a mixing bowl, beat butter, powdered milk,sugar, corn syrup,coconut flavor and vanilla until fluffy. Add in flour and baking powder. Fold in coconut. Spread evenly on prepared baking sheet. Poke with a fork several times all over. Bake 15-18 minutes or until brown.FOR TOPPING
Melt chocolate, condensed milk slowly over low heat. Spread on cooled bars. Garnish with toasted coconut
Let bars cool for several hours before serving.
Adapted from King Arthur Flour